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roderick_panti
roderick_panti
26 August 2020

Underground power pit

Underground power pit

Kindly advise where and how to apply for underground power pit to have a bit os savings Thx

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roderick_panti
Aug 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Jamson
Jamson
26 August 2020

New Sewer Junction Install

New Sewer Junction Install

Hi Everyone, Would appreciate if anyone has any input on this. I want to subdivide an old block in Sydney South West and that would obviously require full service…

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Jamson
Aug 26, 2020 4:42 pm

tell your husband i think it's an excellent idea and so much friendlier than a big open space but why does it need any doors at the ends of the hutch?..it could be floor…

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oklouise
Aug 26, 2020 3:48 pm
alexp79
alexp79
25 August 2020

Reverse brick veneer - thermal mass

Reverse brick veneer - thermal mass

... correction, ideally, it should be walls opposite to the northern windows, not the northern walls themselves :) I wouldn't be doing well against western walls as in…

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alexp79
Aug 25, 2020 11:59 pm
Monty85
Monty85
25 August 2020

Light plan feedback

Light plan feedback

The main issue i would foresee with this is ensuring that the 1 batten installed by the builder will symetrically work once the other 3 are installed. Sometimes this is…

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Monty85
Aug 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
25 August 2020

Overshadowing problems

Overshadowing problems

I think we have all gone a little off track. The original title is "overshadowing", but the neighbor is not complaining about the shadowing, she's complaining about loss…

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Sparkyf
Aug 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Sparkyf

Here is the guide. Looks like we need a Land Surveyor! Handy, there is one over our back fence (Geelong Land Surveyors), I have emailed him with my information for a…

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Sparkyf
Aug 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Sparkyf
ABZ
ABZ
24 August 2020

House Design Advice

House Design Advice

Thank you very much for that, much appreciated. I can extend the bathroom space to the end of the dark grey part in front of Bedroom 4 if needed. However i wanted a…

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ABZ
Aug 24, 2020 10:18 pm
gogo65
gogo65
24 August 2020

Another Fence Dispute

Another Fence Dispute

While having the sleepers benefit you, it would mean the fence will be much higher on their side, probably blocking natural light etc...you always need to consider both…

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gogo65
Aug 24, 2020 8:38 pm
gogo65
Allieong
Allieong
24 August 2020

External colours

External colours

Thank you! That's a great website :) I've inserted my colours

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Allieong
Aug 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Monty85
Monty85
24 August 2020

Master Suite size

Master Suite size
NSW

Don't have the full plans drawn up yet but added some labels and sizes to the sketch we're working from.

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Monty85
Aug 24, 2020 6:12 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
24 August 2020

Which floor plan, first home buyer

Which floor plan, first home buyer

Agree, you really must have your living areas facing north. The home will be more comfortable, lighter & your bills for heating & cooling will be lower. Orientating a…

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ddarroch
Aug 24, 2020 3:09 pm
oklouise
oklouise
24 August 2020

Knock down and new build

Knock down and new build

in our windowless ensuite the Solar Skylight feels like the electric ceiling light is on all day on average sunny days but the brightness dims when it's overcast outside…

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oklouise
Aug 24, 2020 11:35 am
Freak_Zombie
Freak_Zombie
24 August 2020

Home theatre and Bar 🍺🍻

Home theatre and Bar 🍺🍻

Whaaat? If anything everyone NEEDS a 15m theatre. haha. Looking forward to the final outcome. Velvet curtains definitely adds to the luxe feeling.

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Freak_Zombie
Aug 24, 2020 9:41 am
paulrob
paulrob
23 August 2020

Covid H&H

Covid H&H

H&H Covid We haven’t started or have D/A yet. How is H&H going with your builds through covid?

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paulrob
Aug 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 August 2020

Going against Hampton style house/ kitchen

Going against Hampton style house/ kitchen

I like the Hampton style but around here on the Northern Beaches, I have seen so many of them that I am sick of the all too often look of them. Some people will tell me…

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Stewie D
Aug 23, 2020 7:33 pm
KarinaF
KarinaF
23 August 2020

When to choose upgrades

When to choose upgrades

Yes, we have passed tender stage so will wait until the colour appointment. Thanks so much!

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KarinaF
Aug 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Callifo
Callifo
23 August 2020

Doing floor tiles post handover

Doing floor tiles post handover

Might want to confirm with your bank if you are borrowing too. I was tempted to do this, but the bank wouldn't approve a house that wasn't fit for occupancy, they said…

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Callifo
Aug 23, 2020 4:05 pm

We are proud to announce that Grayson's has now launched a new location in Cheltenham. From here we are readily available to service your beach-side developments all the…

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Graysons Gutter Guard Bayside
Aug 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Graysons Gutter Guard Bayside
building-expert
building-expert
22 August 2020

Builder withholding compliance certificate

Builder withholding compliance certificate

In Victoria occupancy certificate is a pre condition for final payment, also builder is not entitled to be paid for any variations that owner has not counter signed. This…

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building-expert
Aug 22, 2020 12:47 pm
building-expert
Themanoubuild
Themanoubuild
22 August 2020

Blackstone Metallix Bricks - Austral

Blackstone Metallix Bricks - Austral

Hi there Would love to see homes built with Blackstone Metallix Bricks by Austral!

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Themanoubuild
Aug 22, 2020 11:03 am
Themanoubuild
Themanoubuild
22 August 2020

Gemini Silver - Taubmans

Gemini Silver - Taubmans

Hi there Wondering if any one has used Gemini Silver as an external render colour? We have selected this but want to ensure it’s a white/grey. Thank you

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Themanoubuild
Aug 22, 2020 11:01 am
MBX3
MBX3
21 August 2020

Who is building with Bevnol homes?

Who is building with Bevnol homes?
VIC

I have them quoting my 30sq custom plan for building in Casey area. So far they rank 3rd in 5 builders I have compared. Keen to know how you went with them

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MBX3
Aug 21, 2020 5:32 pm
MBX3
mnunez665
mnunez665
21 August 2020

Anyone know about Lodge Construction?

Anyone know about Lodge Construction?
SA

Hi everyone, Im from Adelaide, anyone build their house with Lodge construction? it is highly recommended by our brooker.

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mnunez665
Aug 21, 2020 4:18 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
20 August 2020

Trafficable Lid to Sewer in Driveway

Trafficable Lid to Sewer in Driveway
WA

Nothing to do with the builder, its the developer of the land. They can't be moved

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Doozer1905
Aug 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Becks
Becks
20 August 2020

Building with Plantation Homes, Rochedale

Building with Plantation Homes, Rochedale

Hi, how is your build going? We are considering a Plantation design so interested to know how you have found them through the admin stage and which floor plan you chose?

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Becks
Aug 20, 2020 4:48 pm
mahesh.mawalage
mahesh.mawalage
20 August 2020

Sahara 40

Sahara 40
1, 2

Hi mate , We haven’t been advised about any delayed progress . But definitely there must be a delay .As we are in frame stage yet ,may be it’s not affected yet . Our…

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mahesh.mawalage
Aug 20, 2020 2:04 pm
NathanPS
NathanPS
20 August 2020

Cost of upgrade to laminex impressions from standard Formica

Cost of upgrade to laminex impressions from standard Formica
VIC

I bet your builder would know better than anyone else..

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NathanPS
Aug 20, 2020 1:42 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 August 2020

Anyone here a designer or handy with designs?

Anyone here a designer or handy with designs?

You should download a free or not quite free software program ( <$100 ) and have a play with it. Most of them are pretty easy to get up and running in no time. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 19, 2020 9:24 pm
cs212
cs212
19 August 2020

Build mistake - advice needed

Build mistake - advice needed
VIC

Hi, Thanks for that~~ Yes we definitely realised that we need to re-check again and again. I guess we trusted them a bit too much. Can't believe we are all paying these…

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cs212
Aug 19, 2020 12:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 August 2020

Ben Trager - EPS / Cladding, Potential Ban in Future?

Ben Trager - EPS / Cladding, Potential Ban in Future?
WA

It been widely discussed... I might add if the 3 little pigs built their house out of polystyrene/eps the wolf would be eating pork crackle Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 19, 2020 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Almay
Almay
18 August 2020

Long House 8.2m W x 40m L (plus Basketball Court)?

Long House 8.2m W x 40m L (plus Basketball Court)?

HI Gogo, Since you are a veteran in Australian build, have you used any alternative materials so far? I am jut looking for alternative to brick veneer which in my personal…

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Almay
Aug 19, 2020 12:45 am
V002
V002
18 August 2020

Custom builder in Brisbane - any suggestion?

Custom builder in Brisbane - any suggestion?

Pathway Homes at The Grange, Evermore Homes at Canon Hill. H4 at Bulimba I'm personally going with Pathway Homes. I also have a sloped block as with many in my area.…

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V002
Aug 18, 2020 9:45 pm
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Silveryblue
Aug 18, 2020 1:24 pm
rednoff
rednoff
18 August 2020

Brighton Homes QLD

Brighton Homes QLD
QLD

Hey guys who is the lighting supplier Brighton uses. I’ve got there “Refreshing Real The 2020 Studio Collection” display home book and love the kitchen overhead…

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rednoff
Aug 18, 2020 11:50 am
FirstHomeStruggles
FirstHomeStruggles
17 August 2020

Choosing a HomeBuilder

Choosing a HomeBuilder

Hi, I am currently a first home builder with a land in Belmont. I am looking at HomeGroup WA but have seen some negative things about them, along with some good stuff.…

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FirstHomeStruggles
Aug 17, 2020 9:56 pm
Maseeh
Maseeh
17 August 2020

Frangipani St Rochedale Soil Type & BAL Rating

Frangipani St Rochedale Soil Type & BAL Rating

Anyone building or has build on Frangipani St Rochedale? What was the soil type and bushfire rating for your property and approx increase in slab and material costs with…

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Maseeh
Aug 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Renman
Renman
17 August 2020

Sahara 40 PCI Stage

Sahara 40 PCI Stage

Ohh my God it sound scary, we don't want any drama after handoverMake sure u bring it up before handover.

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Renman
Aug 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Renman
Althom
Althom
17 August 2020

Anyone prepared their site before selecting a builder?

Anyone prepared their site before selecting a builder?
NSW

Pretty sure most builders will regard you doing that for them as the perfect out in the event of any structural issues or for that matter any issue at all.

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Althom
Aug 17, 2020 6:02 pm
Althom
Monty85
Monty85
17 August 2020

Backyard size

Backyard size

Similar to the size yard we are going to end up with after we build (about 11 deep by 12.5 wide). In the suburb we're building this would be considered way above…

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Monty85
Aug 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
17 August 2020

Land with electricity cables/station underground

Land with electricity cables/station underground

I've seen these with wooden paling fences around them! Hardly non-combustible?

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Sparkyf
Aug 17, 2020 9:36 am
Sparkyf
hxyconan
hxyconan
16 August 2020

About facade choice

About facade choice

end up with Lodge facade, the Provincial is good but over our budget, which require render if using brick.

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hxyconan
Aug 17, 2020 12:09 am
Realthing
Realthing
16 August 2020

Dons tiles

Dons tiles

Anyone here use dons tiles in smeaton grange/narellan? Just wondering how decent their range is. Thanks

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Realthing
Aug 16, 2020 9:01 pm
gogo65
gogo65
16 August 2020

ANYONE KNOW WHAT TYPE OF BRICK THIS IS?

ANYONE KNOW WHAT TYPE OF BRICK THIS IS?

They look like they are a mix of recycled browns and reds. We’ve used recycled browns, but we had three options, recycled browns, recycled reds or mixed. They pretty…

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gogo65
Aug 16, 2020 8:36 pm
gogo65
MBX3
MBX3
16 August 2020

Custom Builders Recommendations please-South East Melbourne

Custom Builders Recommendations please-South East Melbourne

I would agree to you on that. Interestingly Inspired came cheaper than Arden for the same plan. May be because of standard inclusion level.

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MBX3
Aug 16, 2020 7:31 pm
MBX3
cs212
cs212
16 August 2020

Small gap between brick post and wall.

Small gap between brick post and wall.
QLD

Hi, After amending our house layout.. we’ve totally overlooked that one of the front brick piers will leave 13cm gap between the post and the exterior wall of the front…

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cs212
Aug 16, 2020 2:40 pm
kelliel123
kelliel123
16 August 2020

Framed Drywall vs Double Brick Construction for Investment H

Framed Drywall vs Double Brick Construction for Investment H
WA

Hi, we are looking at building a two storey home on a narrow lot. At this stage we are undecided whether to go with drywall construction (timber framed wall with Gyprock)…

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kelliel123
Aug 16, 2020 12:15 pm
buildingtheJulia
buildingtheJulia
16 August 2020

Building The Julia from Allcastle Home

Building The Julia from Allcastle Home

hi guys, im just looking for reviews, feedback, tips and advices from this awesome community. we just accepted a tender from Allcastle for The Julia. i would like to…

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buildingtheJulia
Aug 16, 2020 6:29 am
Hussain sahara
Hussain sahara
15 August 2020

Facade picturss

Facade picturss

Main brick is cream which we are planning to render after handover and front is feature brick which is zinc cat 8. First reason our garage door is surfmist Metallica…

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Hussain sahara
Aug 15, 2020 11:15 pm
Hussain sahara

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